Track 2: SPOTLIGHT CITIES: Planning for Coastal Cities, Remote Towns, and High North Cities

Kevin King, Canada

Kevin King is an experienced urban planner and recent founder of bokeh urban design in Vancouver, Canada.

His experience in both urban design and development planning strengthens his work, providing an awareness and understanding of core design issues and project complexities while not losing sight of the importance of stakeholder input.

Previous experience included more than a decade of work as part of DIALOG – a North American integrated design firm – where Kevin lead teams in the development of master plans, design guideline development, site planning, rezoning applications, downtown revitalization plans, and streetscape improvement projects in Canada and the United States.

Kevin is also an adjunct professor at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.  His studio work involved field studies of Mumbai’s Oshiwara River in the Masters of Urban Design program.   He previously worked as a Senior Planner – Urban Design at the City of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.


Sofia Morgado, Portugal

Sofia Morgado is an Architect holding an MSc in Contemporary Architectonic Culture (FA-TU Lisbon), she is Doctor in Urbanism (ETSAB/UPC, Barcelona) with post-doctoral studies and Agregação in Urbanism (Habilitation for Full Professorship; FA-ULisbon). Since 1997 she has been lecturing at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon; courses include urban design studios, contemporary urbanism and metropolitan studies. Based in Lisbon she is actively involved in international and national networks and research.

She has lectured and spoken in several countries, been invited speaker and conferences’ and seminars’ scientific committee member, referee, discussant and chair. She is used to networking and being involved in international assignments. Recent positions include being Expert at the Societal Challenges 6 Advisory Group and National Delegate at the Helsinki Group, at the European Commission, and at the ERAC/SWG/GR&I, EC.

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